28 April  2016

   Catalina between Pinwheel Galaxy and Mizar/Alcor  

 By    José Joaquín Chambó Bris
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  Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) imaged on January 17th 2016, in conjunction with the Pinwheel Galaxy (M 101) at left,
 and the popular pair of stars Mizar and Alcor surrounded by a bright halo induced by the refractor telescope optics.
The comet stands out in center with its greenish coma from which departs a bright dust tail arched toward down,
and a long ionic tail more faint toward right, going above the couple of stars.

Takahashi FSQ ED 106mm. f/5.0 & SBIG STL-11000M, mosaic 3x(L:2×240s + RGB:1x60s Bin2) remotely from Mayhill, New Mexico (USA)


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